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Welcome to Open World Learning

Our curriculum is designed around Learning Expeditions that allow students to investigate issues in our school, community, and world.

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Small by Design

With just 450 students, OWL is small by design. Each student is known and respected as an individual and encouraged to be their true self while developing their skills and passions as learners.

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OWL Documentary on Korean Public Television

In 2020, this documentary about Open World Learning Community aired on Korean Public Television as part of a series about innovative schools around the world.

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Welcome to OWL

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While small in size, OWL offers big opportunities to students, allowing them to explore new areas of interest: Theater, Robotics, Choir, Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, dozens of clubs and activities and all MSHSL sports.

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OWL is a member of the highly-respected EL Education network of schools. In 2017, OWL became a Credentialed EL School, demonstrating its high level of implementation of the EL Model. In 2023, OWL was named an EL Mentor School, taking on the role of helping other schools in the network.

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At OWL, Every student is a member of a Crew where we work to build an inclusive and cohesive group and set a positive and fun tone for student achievement. Social and Emotional Learning is at the heart of our school.

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Open World Learning

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Open World Learning Community (OWL) is a small-by-design school that’s part of the national network of EL Education Schools (formerly Expeditionary Learning).

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While small in size, OWL offers big opportunities to students, allowing them to explore new areas of interest: Theater, Robotics, Choir, Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, dozens of clubs and activities and all MSHSL sports.

Read More about Big Opportunities
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